She’s not afraid to show you the real her. Singer Bebe Rexha got real about her milestone 30th birthday with a candid post to her Instagram on August 30 — where the blonde beauty revealed a nearly naked pre-show photo to celebrate her big day.
“This is what 30 looks like. My #BirthdaySuit. Self love. Body positivity. Unapologetically me. Pre-show stretch and lipstick application,” she captioned the photo of herself doing a split in a thong, leaning forward to do her lipstick in a handheld mirror. She also included the hashtag, “#Not20Anymore.”
Needless to say, Bebe’s fans and celeb friends alike had tons of praise for the Brooklyn native and took to the comments section to give their thoughts. “GO AWF BITCH,” fellow singer and former Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui wrote ~encouragingly~ on the post. Also, we agree with her.
“I’m just mad you didn’t ask me to take this photo!” Alex Pall, one half of The Chainsmokers duo, flirted with the singer on her post. “Happy bday beautiful.” Fellow singer and American Idol contestant Jordin Sparks also sent her well wishes with a sweet comment, writing, “Happy birthday, Bebe!! 🎉
Fans also wrote in to let Bebe know how they felt about her super sexy and confident pic. “30 NEVER LOOKED SO HOT 🔥,” one fan wrote, while another tagged her friend and wrote, “Girl she reminds me of you because this girl is BOSS.” So sweet! But possibly the best comment came from a fan who made a pretty hilarious and relatable comparison. “When you dropped your earring back on the floor and cant find it 👌😂,” they wrote.
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I recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was “confusing.” Because… I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose to do, especially for my age. I’m 29. I’m fed up with being put in a box. I make my own rules. I’m tired of women getting labeled as “hags” when they get old and guys get labeled as sexy with age. Anyways, I’m turning 30 on August 30 and you know what, I’m not running away from it. I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound “younger.” I’m gonna celebrate my age because you know what, I’m wiser, I’m stronger and TRUST ME I’m a much better lover than I was 10 years ago.
This wouldn’t be the first time the singe has been unapologetic about her stance on body positivity. In fact, in mid-August, she took to her Instagram to write about body image issues she’s still facing in the industry.
“I recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was ‘confusing,’” she wrote alongside a sexy black-and-white photo posing in her underwear. “Because I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are [supposed] to do, especially for my age. I’m 29. I’m fed up with being put in a box. I make my own rules.”